Ronnie O’Sullivan issued a stern warning to Masters 2022, saying, ‘You never do that.’
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN will compete in the Masters tournament in London in 2022.
In his match against Jack Lisowski on Tuesday, Ronnie O’Sullivan will make his 27th appearance at The Masters.
But, according to Neal Foulds, the Wordsley-born star is back in contention for The Masters after winning the 2021 World Grand Prix.
In December, O’Sullivan won his first title since the 2020 World Snooker Championship with a 10-8 victory over world number four Neil Robertson.
O’Sullivan, widely regarded as the greatest snooker player of all time, was able to add to his record of the most ranking titles in professional snooker history with his victory.
With the win, he now has 38 ranking titles, one more than Stephen Hendry, who has 36.
O’Sullivan’s increased prominence in the game means he no longer has anything to prove in terms of awards.
And snooker expert Neal Foulds believes it would be foolish to dismiss O’Sullivan given his abilities.
“As a player,” Foulds says, “he has nothing to prove.”
“However, it’s possible that it’s just his current form, as he kept losing in finals.”
“He came out as O’Sullivan right at the last second, after the last interval, and played fantastic snooker.”
“And you know, a lot of people wrote him off, and you should never do that because he’s the greatest player in the history of the game.”
Despite the fact that O’Sullivan recently turned 46, Jimmy White believes the snooker legend has a good chance of winning his first Masters since 2017.
On Eurosport, White stated, “I think O’Sullivan desperately needed to win a tournament.”
“His last victory came in the World Championship, which came before the Grand Prix.
He had, however, been putting in a lot of work in the gym.
“In my opinion, he genuinely wants to win.”
He won’t admit it, but winning the Grand Prix will boost his self-esteem.
In this tournament, he has a great chance.”
If O’Sullivan defeats Lisowski, he will face the winner of Kyren Wilson vs. Stuart Bingham.
And, after defeating Wilson 18-8 in his last title victory, O’Sullivan may have the mental advantage.